INLINE SKATING / SKATEBOARDING FAQS
We do! We are CAA (Children’s Activitity Association) registered, have enhanced DBS background checks,and have tonnes of experience teaching kids. We also use the Earn Your Stripes (EYS) programme developed by the UK Inline Skating Association to teach skating. All students receive an EYS booklet at their first session which includes a guide to safer skating away from our classes.
The minimum age for camp is 5 years old. The upper limit is usually 12 years old but we have accepted kids up to the age of 15 years old, subject to campers being aware of the modal ages on camp. Any registrations for kids under 5 years old will be cancelled and no refunds will be offered.
Children with medium to severe learning difficulties will find the group environment on camp challenging and private lessons are strongly recommended. In this case, and for the avoidance of doubt, you are required to contact us before registering.
Mid or end-of-the-week attendees are welcome. Every day features a camp dedicated to beginners. We require online pre-registration for our group sessions. There are discounts for the earliest registrations and in terms of the sessions all new skaters go through the basics in their first session.
Both! Rollerblading is easier to learn, particularly for younger participants. Skateboarding requires a bit more determination however, it is skateboarding that has a higher media profile at the moment.
When choosing a camp it is important to note there is more continuity when attending a whole day. Kids on a full day mix in more groups and tend to make more friends.
Yes but shhhhh……That’s between you, us and anyone else reading this page. There are twelve stickers and skills to learn in EYS 1 including striding, sliding, stopping, spinning, backwards, tricks and games.
EYS 2 is work in progress.
Aside from the basics we follow no set order for teaching skills. This keeps lessons exciting and allows us to incorporate games into lessons. Group tasks, slalom, rollersoccer and other ball based activities keep sessions fun and energy levels high.
- Inline skating and skateboarding are great fun and can help with your skiing, ice skating, surfing and snowboarding technique.
- Vigorous skating is a great workout and burns 200 to 700 calories per hour in adults. That clocks in at just between running and cycling. Unlike running, skating is low impact on joints.
- Skating lessons are a ticket to other disciplines such as speed, slalom, half pipes as well as other specialised sports such as downhill, rollersoccer and inline hockey
We provide everything. Skateboarding, inline skates, wrist, knee and elbow protection and helmets. Once you decide to commit to a course we recommend buying your own equipment or take advantage of our free equipment rental (camps only)
Skate camp is currently available in Kensington Gardens. Private lessons are available in Battersea, Kensington and Hyde Parks. We teach adults too and can work with mixed ability and age groups. Our skate camps features inline skating and skateboarding – more on Wheel Excitement Day Camps
MY CHILD IS A BEGINNER, HELP!
You’ve found the right place. Our lessons and camps are a place to learn as well as have fun. We are dedicated to increasing the confidence of those new to the sport and provide FREE rental equipment, protective gear with classes delivered by qualified instructors.